My new book is out! Copies are available here: https://bit.ly/3CEh4Ud
It was wonderful to celebrate two years of work with so many - both in person at Burgh House and online.
I once wrote that the creative process is: DIVINING, DECIDING, DOING, DELIVERING, DELIGHTING. I’ve done all the rest over the last two years. This week was DELIGHTING! Please delight with me!
Fun wedding guests are just the best 😂👊🏼
Moynul & Tasmin’s wedding on Saturday was my 300th wedding I’ve documented!! Surely I’d get bored of weddings by now? NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST! I love my job. On Saturday there were incredible colours and outfits, a Muslim ceremony to document, kids being cute and a runaway wedding car(!!) It was my first trip to Burgh House in London and I loved it. Moynul & Tasmin- you two looked incredible and thanks for being my 300th couple!
Kate + Ash //
Kate and Ash having a quick stroll around sunny London, just outside of the lovely Burgh House.
More great weddings like this one, please!
Venue: Burgh House
Read this fantastic interview in Ham & High about Hampstead’s Zebra One Gallery collaborating with internationally renowned artist, playwright and actress Lorien Haynes for the powerful, Pieces of a Woman exhibition, launching on International Women’s Day (8 March) at New Bond Street’s The Koppel Project with a two-day private view, before moving to Burgh House from 10 - 14 March, with a percentage of proceeds donated to Refuge aiding domestic abuse survivors as well as Annie Lennox 's global NPO, The Circle championing women’s rights.
The exhibition will include a VIP private view at Koppel Project unveiling a series of her signature, oversized charcoal nudes, made with multiple pieces of paper showing the layers of woman which are larger than life and cannot be contained or tamed. The event will also feature a performance from spoken word poet Miss Yankey.
There will be a second, VIP Private View at Hampstead’s Burgh House, showing Lorien’s pieces in its Peggy Jay Gallery, with a recorded introduction from Annie Lennox and a selection of readings from the cast of powerful, West End play Punched that Lorien co-wrote and produced last year with Donna Air - starring Sadie Frost, Annie Lennox, Lesley Sharp and Tracy-Ann Oberman - and inspired by the “shadow pandemic” of domestic abuse and violence during the Covid lockdowns. The event will also screen the première of the Saffron Burrows-directed short film, She Came to Me, written by Lorien, about the South African r**e crisis centre supported by The Circle.
Pieces of a Woman will also showcase a series of 15 hand-coloured prints, celebrating the female form, which will be on show at Zebra One’s virtual gallery and available to view in person at the Hampstead gallery. Each piece is named after strong women in Lorien’s life.
The charity partners of the show are The Circle - a feminist organisation founded by Annie Lennox supporting vulnerable women and girls around the world - and Refuge, which supports UK domestic abuse survivors.
These causes are close to Lorien’s heart, as she is a passionate feminist and a survivor of sexual abuse. She explains: “Most women I know are survivors of some form of sexual violence, so it feels crucial at this time - when during the pandemic, sexual and domestic violence figures have risen exponentially - to draw attention to the issue and donate a percentage of every piece sold.
This was such a fun wedding to shoot!
Lauren & Lukes big one in London town with guest appearance from Stefan Remneson 😂
venue - Burgh House
I'm a massive fan of , especially his violin works, but I couldn't find any pieces by him for viola 😔 What's an altiste to do?? Listen to the entire collection of violin pieces, pick the ones that would sit best on viola, and then take it one step further and collaborate with the fabulous Dr Tatjana Goldberg (look out for her article on Coleridge-Taylor in The Strad next year!) and pianist Caroline Palmer to put on a deep exploratory concert. Come join us on 28.11, 6pm at Burgh House (tickets £15/£5 on door)
It was great to be a part of Jonny Brigg's exhibit at Burgh House in Hampstead.
I performed my icebreaking magic throughout the evening as guests were invited to take in the art work over drinks, Bertie Bassets and blue sweets, all accompanied by an amazing pianist.
Thank you Jonny for not only inviting me to perform and recommending my services to Burgh House and for telling everyone that I was coming!
Luke and Lauren's big one at Burgh House
What a wedding! 💣💣💣💣